Healthier Cookies–Works for most Recipes

I prefer to make the cookies my family eats.  As a part of our healthier choices, I make as much of our food as possible so that I know what is in the recipes and so I have some control of the nutrition going into my families bodies.

We’ve found that by simply adding a 1/4 cup of Protein Powder, the cookies have a touch of nutrition and protein to offset the sugars.

Here’s how we “fix” the cookies.


  1. Cut the sugar content in half.  This way you actually get the flavor of the cookies &/or chips.
  2. Try mixing flours.  We will substitute 1/2 the flour of the recipe with Oat Flour, Soy Flour, Rice Flour, or whole wheat flour. (no one even notices the difference)
  3. Substitute 1/4 cup of Instant Protein Powder for flour.  This adds protein to the cookie.  We should always be eating a protein with our carbs to help level out the blood sugar and keep it from spiking.

Give it a try and let us know how it goes! We do it with all our cookies, our cakes, & even our bread recipes.

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Joint Health Complex; Fast, Measurable Results!

I am reminded, daily, that I am no longer 16.  Sit on the floor too long and my 40+ year old knees refuse to unbend. I can no longer sit “criss-cross-applesauce.” A long nap on the couch and my neck refuses to forgive me without a call to my friend the Massage Therapist.

Healthy Knees

However, I can do something today, that I couldn’t do 6 years ago.  I can walk 60 miles for a good cause AND not feel like I am going to die when it is over.  In fact, I was happy to take my 4 year old trick or treating around the neighborhood the next night, by walking it!

What is the difference between the 60 mile walks in 2004 & 2005 when I thought I would die at the end and last year’s event.  2 things.

1. Better nutritional choices

2. Joint Health Complex  – this amazing product has allowed me to feel a difference in my joints in less than 10 days of beginning to take it, and keeps me moving well and out of the doctor’s office. – My ultimate goal is to always stay out of the Dr.’s office if at all possible.

More information about Joint Health ComplexJoint health Complex

  • Patent-pending, fast-acting form of Boswellia extract: In a clinical study, it has been shown to improve joint comfort in as a few as five days*
  • The most concentrated form of glucosamine. Glucosamine is clinically proven to:
    • Promote mobility
    • Enhance flexibility
    • Improve joint function
    • Support long-term joint health
  • Unique combination of key joint health nutrients: zinc, copper, manganese, and vitamin C – each playing a unique and critical role in building healthy connective collagen and cartilage*
  • Chondroitin-free for better glucosamine absorption
  • 100% shellfish free
  • 100% vegetarian – no animal-derived ingredients
  • Easy open flip-top cap

+The specific form of Boswellia extract used in New Advanced Joint Health Complex* has been shown in a clinical study to improve joint comfort in as few as 5 days.